Mercury in front of Planetarium

On Thursday March 22nd, 2018 there was a class at Mayo High School Planetarium ending at 8 PM.
Three members of the Rochester Astronomy Club – Jeff, John & Josef – came few minutes earlier to set up their telescopes. There was high on the sky Moon in the phase of the first quarter. On West horizon there was bright Venus, and with coming dusk we were able to spot Mercury. Observing of Mercury become a highlight of that evening. It was possible to see Mercury by naked eye, in binocular, and of course in bigger telescopes as tiny crescent! Many of visitors could enjoy look at the Mercury, as well as Moon, Trapezium, and  other wonders of the sky. Parking lights did not allow to observe really weak objects.